Concordia, a nursing home located in Springfield, Illinois, has implemented a new resident-centered living community. The home now has 16 resident neighborhoods arranged in self-contained pods.
Concordia is one of only a few nursing home in Illinois that has joined the "Pioneer Movement" in nursing home facilities. Concordia is small, with only 64 beds, and is primarily a private home.
Staff members in the new development remain in one home, increasing the attention and care that nursing home residents receive. This increases the staff-to-patient ratio. It also increased the cost of care. The facility does not plan to serve many patients on Medicaid.